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4.56 'Larks' cartoon

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< Back to Introduction The humorous magazine Larks, which sold at a halfpenny, featured a cartoon titled Darwinism in 1893. A well-dressed woman and her little daughter are visiting the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, and stop to look at…

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  • … process, from a pen drawing 
 references and bibliography Larks 1:25 (16 October 1893) …

2.5 Wedgwood medallions, 2nd type

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< Back to Introduction Two identical oval medallions in green jasper in the Wedgwood Museum, portraying Darwin’s head in profile, are different from the rest. The portrayal was apparently taken not from Woolner’s model of 1869, but from the Royal…

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  • … material white on green jasper 
 references and bibliography Darwin Centenary: The …

3.10 Ernest Edwards, 'Men of Eminence'

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< Back to Introduction In 1865 Darwin was invited to feature in another series of published photographs, Portraits of Men of Eminence in Literature, Science and Art, with Biographical Memoirs . . . The Photographs from Life by Ernest Edwards, B.A.…

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  • … albumen photographic print 
 references and bibliography Letter from Darwin to Edward …

2.9 Legros medallion, plaster model

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< Back to Introduction This plaster model for Legros’s bronze medallion of Darwin has an interesting provenance. It originally belonged to William Ernest Henley, the poet, journal editor and art critic, who was a close friend and associate of Legros.…

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  • … original wooden mount and frame 
 references and bibliography Acquisition and provenance …

4.1 Albert Way, comic drawings

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< Back to Introduction The earliest identifiable comic drawings of Darwin are these pen sketches by his Cambridge undergraduate friend Albert Way of Trinity College, which must date from c. 1828-30. They refer to his passion for beetle-collecting – a…

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  • … material pen and ink drawings 
 references and bibliography Francis Darwin (ed.), The …

2.27 William Couper bust, New York

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< Back to Introduction In 1909 the centenary of Darwin’s birth and the fifty years anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species coincided. In recognition of this historic milestone, a grand celebration and international colloquium took place…

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  • … and material bronze bust 
 references and bibliography Information kindly provided by Dr …

2.14 Boehm, Westminster Abbey roundel

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< Back to Introduction A bronze plaque or medallion with a portrayal of Darwin was installed in Westminster Abbey in 1888, six years after his grand funeral and burial there. Like the seated statue of Darwin in the Natural History Museum of 1884–1885…

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  • … and material bronze relief 
 references and bibliography Much i nformation kindly …

2.21 Montford, relief at Christ's College

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< Back to Introduction An oval bronze plaque with a relief portrait of Darwin by Horace Montford is at Christ’s College, Cambridge, the college where Darwin had been an undergraduate. It is likely to have been based on one of the many photographs of…

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  • … but mounted on a wooden panel 
 references and bibliography Darwin Centenary: The …

4.55 Harry Furniss caricature

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< Back to Introduction Harry Furniss’s caricature of Darwin is in a set of seventy-two pen and ink drawings by this artist now in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. They were acquired in 1947-8 from Theodore Cluse, who, acting…

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  • … pen and Indian ink over pencil 
 references and bibliography ‘Court Circular’ report on …

3.6 William Darwin, photo 3

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< Back to Introduction A photograph of Darwin apparently taken outdoors (he is seated on a chair but swathed in a cloak and rug) is undated and undocumented. It exists only as an unprinted collodion positive in the Darwin archive, strongly suggesting…

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  • … with black varnish on the back 
 references and bibliography Janet Browne, Charles …

4.8 'Vanity Fair', preliminary study

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< Back to Introduction This black and white impression of the lithographic portrait of Darwin attributed to James Tissot is hand-coloured in watercolour and touched with pencil, as a study for the final version published in Vanity Fair in September…

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  • … with lithographic outline 
 references and bibliography Sale at Christie’s, 5-8 March 1912 …

2.2 Thomas Woolner metal plaque

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< Back to Introduction In Benedict Read’s account of the work of Thomas Woolner in Pre-Raphaelite Sculpture, there is a reference to a ‘bronze medallion of Darwin . . . catalogued in Woolner’s studio in February 1913 (lot 123), which was presumably…

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  • … medium and material bronze 
 references and bibliography Benedict Read and Joanna Barnes …

1.5 Samuel Laurence drawing 2

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< Back to Introduction This chalk sketch of Darwin by Samuel Laurence is (as Francis Darwin surmised) likely to have been done in 1853, at the same sitting as the portrait in three-quarter view which is now at Down House. It is inscribed on the back…

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  • … touches of red, on buff paper 
 references and bibliography Messrs Puttick and Simpson, …

2.10 Moritz Klinkicht, print from Legros

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< Back to Introduction This bold wood engraving is a copy of Legros’s bronze portrait medallion of Darwin (see separate entry), interpreting sculptural relief in terms of line and tone. It was executed by the German draughtsman and engraver Moritz…

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  • … and material wood engraving 
 references and bibliography Cosmo Monkhouse, ‘Professor …

2.26 Linnean Society medal

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< Back to Introduction In 1908 the Linnean Society celebrated the jubilee of ‘the greatest event’ in its whole history, which had occurred on 1 July 1858: the presentation by Charles Lyell and Joseph Hooker of papers by Darwin and Alfred Russel…

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  • … belongs to his descendants.) 
 references and bibliography https://www.biodiversitylibrary …

4.19 George Montbard, caricature

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< Back to Introduction In this watercolour drawing by Charles Auguste Loye, who called himself George Montbard, Darwin is in a ‘Gallery of ancestors’. He is improbably pictured as a connoisseur in a sleek cut-away tail coat, training his lorgnette on…

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  • … and material watercolour 
 references and bibliography J. van Wyhe, ‘Iconography’, p. …

1.10 Rajon etching, variant state

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< Back to Introduction Paul Adolphe Rajon’s etching from the oil portrait of Darwin by Ouless exists in more than one state. The most striking variant is this rugged image, preserved in an impression in the Wellcome collection. It is heavily worked…

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  • … medium and material etching 
 references and bibliography Henri Beraldi, Les Graveurs …

3.11 Edwards, in Illustrated London News

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< Back to Introduction A photograph of Darwin by Ernest Edwards, showing him in three-quarter view to the left, must have been taken at the same session as the profile published in Men of Eminence in 1866. The baggy sleeve of Darwin’s coat looks…

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  • … albumen photographic print 
 references and bibliography Illustrated London News , 58 …

1.16 Alphonse Legros, drypoint

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< Back to Introduction Alphonse Legros was highly esteemed by contemporaries for his engraved portraits of intellectuals and leading figures in the arts. These were collectors’ pieces which were sporadically published in sets from the 1860s onwards.…

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  • … drypoint intaglio engraving 
 references and bibliography A Catalogue of the Etchings, …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … Darwin refers. A full list of these works is given in the bibliography that follows the transcript. …
  • … case may be) on which Darwin’s entry is to be found. The bibliography also indicates which works are …
  • … only the date of the first edition and indicated in the bibliography that other editions were …
  • … listed separately, in alphabetical sequence, following the bibliography. The dates of publication, …
  • … as, where relevant, the names of editors. As in the main bibliography, the manuscript page number(s) …
  • …  “Well” added in pencil by CD. 66  The bibliography provides the titles of the works …
  • … his list of non-scientific books. READING NOTEBOOKS BIBLIOGRAPHY Books and articles …
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